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Rose Park Neighborhood Association is thrilled to share the exciting news! We will be participating in Long Beach Gives 2022 to raise awareness and funding for the ArtWorksLBC program, a community benefit program of Rose Park Neighborhood Association. ArtWorksLBC serves to foster community building through the revitalization of public spaces and brings art programming to local Long Beach schools, nonprofit organizations, and to attendees at Rose Park every Thursday from 3 to 5pm.


Long Beach Gives is an annual, citywide giving event where individuals and organizations come together across the city of Long Beach (and beyond!) to invest in our community. Since 2019, this campaign raised over $4.6 million for local nonprofit organizations.

Every year, the excitement for Long Beach Gives builds when nonprofits share their fundraising stories. City officials, residents, local businesses, and their employees show their generosity for the community. 

This year’s Long Beach Gives is on September 22nd! The Campaign kicks off with early giving on September 15 and culminates with a 24-hour giving event on September 22! 

Over 200 nonprofits were selected to participate in Long Beach Gives 2022. The Nonprofit Partnership will provide support, training, and marketing materials to support their campaigns.

Rose Park Neighborhood Association is looking for individual supporters who have participated in the ArtWorksLBC programming or just love what we do to help us fundraise and get the word out to the community!

Interested in learning more about matching funds for the ArtWorksLBC program or just helping us spread the word? Contact us at info@rpna.org.

ArtWorksLBC “Hearts Across Long Beach” project at Burbank Elementary. This project provides mosaic art kits to essential workers.
Mosaic Flower Wall at the Friendship Corner on E7th Street and Dawson Avenue.
Daisy Chain Mosaic Flower Wall created by Mann Elementary students at the Friendship Corner on E7th and Dawson Avenue (mosaic art kits provided to families at Mann Elementary).
ArtWorksLBC in Rose Park every Thursday from 3pm to 5pm.


Darick Simpson, Published Poet and President of the Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation shares his poem titled: “Environmental Reflections.”

It started out as another artful Thursday in Rose Park with the creation of beautiful butterflies, and led into an environmental event that gave attendees the opportunity to share their words and voice for change.

Darick Simpson, published Poet and President of the Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation read a poem he wrote titled: “Environmental Reflections.”

Bennett Dague and Evelyn Culver read environmental poems, and additional speakers included Marisol Marquez, Spanish Teacher and Outreach Coordinator of Intellectual Virtues Academy High School. IVA is a public charter school in Long Beach where high schoolers can explore, make connections, and belong as their authentic selves. IVA is currently enrolling 9th-12th graders for next school year and there is no cost or requirements to enroll! If you would like to learn more about IVA, please REGISTER HERE for their upcoming information session on April 26th.

Ricardo Light, Transportation Planner at Public Works Transportation Mobility Bureau spoke about a potential bicycle project on 11th and 8th Streets, which the Mobility Bureau is calling the “Rose Park Bicycle Boulevards.” A survey will be sent out to residents to gather feedback within the coming months.

Attendees also had a chance to hear from Roses for Rose Park Artist Cody Lusby, who talked about his project to connect neighborhood volunteers to local businesses. Volunteers can paint a rose medallion for a neighborhood business of their choice. Stay tuned for upcoming workshops @RosesforRosePark.

Thank you to the Port of Long Beach for sponsoring Rose Park Neighborhood’s Voices for Change community event. Special thanks to our speakers Darick Simpson, Evelyn Culver, Bennett Dague, Marisol Marquez, Ricardo Light, Cody Lusby, and to ArtWorksLBC and volunteers for keeping art alive in Rose Park every Thursday from 3pm to 5pm.

Evelyn Culver reads the pledge “Kids for Saving the Earth.”
Marisol Marquez, Spanish Teacher at Intellectual Virtues Academy.
Ricardo Light, Transportation Planner at Public Works, Transportation Mobility Bureau.
Cody Lusby, Artist, Roses for Rose Park
“Environmental Reflections” by Darick Simpson.